It occurs to me that we have about ten or so active baseball threads on the boards this past week, three or so dealing with last night and the Cubs alone, but none dealing with 1/4 of the equation–the Florida Marlins.
Now, I know this is not a venerable franchise, with a thousand years of history and curses and players like Ring Lardner Jr. characters and a stadium built by the ancient Egyptians, but I know there’s a lot of FloriDopers and I just wanted to ask how people feel down there.
If I were you, frankly I’d be feeling pretty neglected. Everybody is fixated on the Cubs or Sox reaching the Series and/or the rivalry with the Yanks, and nobody up in the East is talking much about you guys. Also, the team is so new (1987?) even though Florida’s history with the MLB is so venerable thanks to spring training, I wonder if they have a lot of diehard fans yet.
Although there’s one really cool thing about the Fish–one of their farm teams is named the Albuquerque Isotopes. Somebody has a great sense of humor. Do they have a Hungry Hungry Homer dancing in the outfield during the Stretch?
Thanks for any answers/observations.